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Restoring Our Competitive Edge: Competing Through Manufacturing

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Restoring Our Competitive Edge: Competing Through Manufacturing

Robert H. Hayes, Steven C. Wheelwright

ISBN: 978-0-471-05159-6 June 1984 440 Pages

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This problem solver offers a wealth of remedies for American industry's neglect of competitive manufacturing strategies and its resulting loss of productivity. Drawing upon the example of world-class and foreign manufacturers, the book illustrates what American industry must do in terms of manufacturing capability to regain a preeminent spot in the marketplace.
The New Competitive Challenge for Manufacturing.

The Concept of Manufacturing Strategy.

Long-term Capacity Strategies.

Facilities Strategy.

Implementing Facilities Planning Processes.

The Technology of Manufacturing Processes.

Matching Process Technology with Product/MarketRequirements.

The Experience Curve--A Framework for Manufacturing PerformanceImprovement.

Vertical Integration and Sourcing.

Managing Changes in Manufacturing's Technology andStructure.

German Approaches to Manufacturing Management.

Japanese Approaches to Manufacturing Management.

Learning from Your World-class Competitors.

Building Manufacturing's Competitive Potential.

Index.